Communicating Science Workshop March 29-30 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) held a two day workshop, "Science: Becoming the Messenger" on March 29th and 30th, 2012, at the Hilton Burlington, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

Today, across academia and the research community, there is a growing interest in science communication. Scientists are asking how they can share their knowledge and findings across an increasingly challenging information environment.

Seminars and training workshops are, accordingly, springing up to meet this need. But never before has there been a team like the one NSF assembled to help members of the scientific community at all levels become more effective messengers.

Featuring three accomplished communicators and trainers--Emmy award winning television producer Joe Schreiber, former PBS executive Dan Agan and bestselling science author Chris Mooney--the NSF workshop "Science: Becoming the Messenger" provided one-stop shopping for those seeking to reach a broader public about their work.

Over the course of this training, participants learned how to craft a message and deliver it to a variety of audiences. They also had the opportunity to experience live interview training, to develop writing and new media skills, to hone their public presentations and even to produce video.